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A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for

the 200th Anniversary of St. John’s Anglican Church

Presider and Preacher: Archbishop Ron Cutler

The Gathering of the Community

Prelude: Thaxted, Margaret Hopkins (trumpet)

Words of Welcome, The Rev’d Sandra Fyfe, Rector

The clergy, choir and children gather near the font.

Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place

Throughout all the generations. (Psalm 90:1)

All: You, O Lord, have been a dwelling place for us and for our children.

Leader: Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2)

All: You, O Lord, have been with us for these

200 years!

Leader: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

All: You, O Lord, have been our refuge and our strength!

Leader: The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:7, 11)

All: You, O Lord, are the eternal One and we have trusted you.

Leader: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

(Lamentations 3:22, 23)

All: You, O Lord, have been our faithful One!

Leader: Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of

Hades will not overcome it." (Matthew 16:18)

All: You, O Lord, have built your church in this place

and we have been blessed.

Processional Hymn: #498 How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place

How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts, to me!

My thirsty soul desires and longs within thy courts to be;

my very heart and flesh cry out, O living God, for thee.

Beside thine altars, gracious Lord, the swallows find a nest;

how happy they who dwell with thee and praise thee without rest,

and happy they whose hearts are set upon the pilgrim’s quest.

They who go through the desert vale will find it filled with springs,

and they shall climb from height to height till Zion’s temple rings

with praise to thee, in glory throned,

Lord God, great King of kings.

One day within thy courts excels a thousand spent away;

how happy they who keep thy laws nor from thy precepts stray,

for thou shalt surely bless all those who live the words they pray.

Presider: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the Love of God, and the fellowship

of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Presider: Let us pray.

Almighty God, watchful and caring, our source

and our end, all that we are and all that we have

are yours. Accept us now, as we give thanks to

you for this place where we have come to praise

your name, to ask your forgiveness, to know your

healing power, to hear your word, and to be

nourished by the body and blood of your Son.

Be present always to guide and to judge, to

illumine and to bless your people. This we pray

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Amen











St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton, Wolfville, N.S.

June 17th, 2018 4th after Pentecost / 3rd Sunday after Trinity/

Father's Day

200th Anniversary of

St. John's Anglican Church


Welcome to St. John’s Anglican Church and to this special service of celebration marking the 200th anniversary of the opening of our Church. We are grateful that Archbishop Ron Cutler is with us to lead us in giving thanks for 200 years of ministry, mission, witness and outreach. Please stay after the service for a barbecue and

old-fashioned church picnic with games, a cake/pie auction

and even some prizes for the best costumes.

Thank you to the members of our 200th Anniversary Committee

for their hard work in preparing for today, and to all

who contributed in any way to today’s activities.

Our regular service times are 8am and 10am every Sunday.


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) & the Diocese of Western Newfoundland along with the parishes of St. Paul’s, Halifax; Trinity, Halifax; Emmanuel, Spryfield; & St. Peter’s, Birch Cove

  • All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Digger McDougall, Lyle Southam, Cal McMillan, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Betty, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Roger Harris, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites & Albert Kimmig


The Flowers are offered to the Glory of God and in celebration of the 200th year of worship at

St. John's Anglican Church, Parish of Horton


8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 

Sunday School Closing at 10am service


Take a look at the back of the church and note the display case with the original Book of Common Prayer and Bible sent from England in 1818 for our church’s first service! Other interesting items are on display at the back of the church as well!


200th Anniversary pewter ornaments ($10 each) and our Special blend “My Cup Runneth Over” coffee ($12/bag – fresh ground or whole bean) are both for sale today - ask how to get yours!



Mark these dates on your calendar…

Friday, 11-11:45am: Christian Meditation at the back of the church


Weds., June 20th, 10:30am, Blomidon Court: Bluegrass Hymn Sing led by Earle and Margie Pike and friends. All are welcome.


Thurs., June 21st, 7pm, Multipurpose Room: Parish Council


Sat., June 23rd 9am-3pm: St. Anne’s Camp Clean-Up Day The Camp Board is looking for volunteers to help get the camp ready for its first campers of the season. If you can help for any part of the day, talk to Jim Nelson. Carpooling might be possible.


Mud Creek Rotary Honours the Work of Kings-Kikima Grannies

Tues., June 26th, 7-9 pm, Wolfville Lion’s Hall, Elm Street. Come and meet Ruth Kyatha, the project coordinator in Kenya, who is a graduate of Acadia. Ruth will provide an update on the project.

A free-will offering will be taken for the education of the orphans. Kenyan desserts, tea & coffee will be served. RSVP:  before June 18th


A Musique Royale concert will be held on Friday, June 29th at Acadia's Memorial Chapel, 7:30pm, with Les Voix Humaines Consort of Viols playing Vivaldi: "4Seasons, 4 Viols" Tickets $20 at the door, info at 902-582-3933.

Church & Community News

Favourite Hymns: An Encore – During July & August we will again sing some of your favourite hymns. Submit your top 3 and we will do our best to include them over the summer. Note: we can only sing hymns from the hymnbooks in our pews or those that are no longer copyright-protected. If you have questions, talk to Michelle Boyd.


Congratulations to Dr. Janet Ochola! Janet recently completed work towards her PhD in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she teaches. Her older sister, Rosa, wanted us to know. Rosa, Janet and their brother, Oti (before he died), were generously supported by our Parish. Acadia Sociology professor and St. John’s parishioner the late Dr. Kurt Bowen and his wife, Dale, provided a home for the Ochola siblings in Wolfville. Janet also received significant financial support from parishioners at St. James, Kentville and Christ Church, Dartmouth. Well done Janet!


Looking for more Friendly Visitors: We’d like to expand our pool of those who visit housebound parishioners on behalf of the Parish. If you’d be interested in visiting 2-3 people every few months, talk to our Rector, Sandra. If you’d like to talk to one of our Friendly Visitors, just let Sandra know and someone will contact you.


The quilt chart is in the back of the church showing the progress towards the 200 quilts for the North (our Anniversary outreach project); to date, 81 have been passed in.


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 10-11:30am and Thurs., 4-5:30pm. She will be off Monday and Saturday.


Old Testament Study Starting this fall at St. James, Kentville: Registration is open for a weekly study of the Old Testament from September to May for groups of 6-12 people who meet weekly for 3 hours. This is year one of the Education for Ministry (EfM) program and if there is enough interest, we will start a new group. If you’re interested or would like to register, speak to Elaine Slauenwhite, any of those in the congregation who have taken EfM, or to Rev. Sandra. This is a great opportunity. Registration ends soon.


The next 200th anniversary event is our historical cemetery tour led by Valley Ghost Walks on Friday, July 27th and Sunday, July 29th from 7-9pm. Meet some of the interesting people who are buried in our churchyard as we reflect on their lives and faith, and the contributions they made to our church, the community and beyond. Light refreshments will be served in the church after the walk. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors and students) and are available at all TicketPro locations, including Pharmasave in Wolfville, or online through TicketPro